Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Perry talks Task Force, Travel Ban


    Gov. Rick Perry announced initial recommendations issued by the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and called for an air travel ban from Ebola-affected countries.

  • A Critical Mission to Africa


    Gov. Rick Perry visited U.S. Army troops at Fort Hood, preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • Cutting-Edge Research


    Gov. Rick Perry toured the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, receiving an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to the threat of pandemic.

  • Perry Taps Top Minds for Task Force


    Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will improve the state’s ability to deal with pandemic disease.

  • Texas Responds to Ebola Case


    Gov. Rick Perry joined state and local health officials in Dallas to discuss the measures being taken to guard the public’s health following the first diagnosed U.S. case of Ebola. 

 

Recent News

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola
    "This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge - from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection - is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals."
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • London, United Kingdom • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Royal United Services Institute
    Gov. Rick Perry today delivered a speech on foreign policy to members of the Royal United Services Institute in London. The governor laid out the stakes in the fight Western nations presently face against ISIS and said the common values shared by the United States and allies like Great Britain are what will allow us to prevail.
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Announces Hearing on Oct. 23 in Austin
    The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response will hold its first hearing at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The hearing will focus on medical and public health preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients with Ebola or similar high-consequence infectious diseases, a topic that is included in one of seven initial areas of focus identified by the Task Force.
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Leads Economic Development Delegation in Europe
    Gov. Rick Perry will be in Europe this week for an economic development trip that will take him to England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The governor will start the week in London with a speech on Tuesday at the Royal United Services Institute. In addition to holding business meetings in each country, the governor will explore opportunities to expand the export of liquefied natural gas from Texas to Poland and Ukraine.
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Fort Hood, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 • Galveston, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory
    A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.
  • Monday, October 06, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. The governor named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, heading up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.


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